The Pixies have canceled or postponed a run of concerts set to begin this week in Japan and China as concerns grow about the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The cancellation earlier this month of the band’s Chinese dates was linked publicly to the coronoavirus, though the postponement of the Japanese concerts has not.
Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch it here.
Vaughan Oliver, the British artist and graphic designer who helped create the visual identity of the 4AD record label and so many of the legendary imprint’s best-known bands, including the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, The Breeders, This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance and more, died Sunday.
Kim Shattuck, the frontwoman and guitarist for Southern California punk trio The Muffs who also played with ’80s rockers The Pandoras and took a brief turn as the Pixies’ post-Kim Deal bassist, died on Wednesday from complications of ALS, her family and bandmates announced. She was 56.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Releases from The Cult, Pixies, INXS, Rain Parade and more.
A few days after sharing the stage with The Cure at the Pasadena Daydream festival, the Pixies were in New York City appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where they performed the second single off ttheir upcoming album Beneath the Eyrie, the melodic rocker “Catfish Kate.” Watch it right here.
Robert Smith waited until The Cure’s last song late Saturday night to deliver his own verdict on the Pasadena Daydream festival, his hand-picked 10-band bill that took over the sprawling golf course next to the Rose Bowl under a scorching Southern California sun. “It’s been the best day of the summer,” Smith said.
The Pixies are back with a second track — the melodic rocker “Catfish Kate” — off their upcoming album Beneath the Eyrie, the band’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal effort and seventh full-length overall. You can see the animated music video for the track right here.
The Pixies this week released a music video for the first single off the band’s upcoming album Beneath the Eyrie, a campy psychedelic-horror clip for “On Graveyard Hill.” The album is the band’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal effort and seventh full-length overall. Watch it right here.
The Cure will host and headline a daylong music festival on the golf course next to the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., over Labor Day weekend, with Robert Smith and Co. joined by hand-picked supporting acts Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses and more. Full details right here.
The Pixies this week revealed plans to release a new album this September — the legendary indie-rock act’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal LP — along with a new 12-part podcast series that will document the recording sessions as well as the group’s history. Plus the band’s going on tour with Weezer. Again.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes titles that came out this past Friday, too.)
The Pixies today announced they’ll perform their 1987 debut EP Come on Pilgrim and its follow-up, the 1988 full-length Surfer Rosa, in their entireties at three concerts in Brooklyn this November, following previously announced runs of shows in London and Mexico City. Full details right here.